Brewed by Bürgerbräu Wolnzach
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Wolnzach, Germany


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Altfränkisches Dunkel is a traditional beer style of Franken, in northeastern Bavaria. It is dark in color with full malty flavors and sweetness balanced by spicy Hallertauer hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3383) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle. Sweet, toffee-like aroma with some chocolate and roasted notes as well. Smells very similar to a nice doppelbock. Large overflowing head out of the bottle. Hazy garnet amber color with an off-white head. Head is just too robust on this. Sweet, toffee-like start, which turns cedar-like with lots of woodsy and earthiness. Turns roasted late without many hops. A bit of smoke is present with a slight mustiness. I get coffee coming through very late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Big toffee and caramel aroma. Rich copper body, creamy tan head, nicely carbonated. Flavor is toffee, prune, caramel, and bready, with an almost toasted feel in the aftertaste. Not as malty as a good doppelbock, but with similar character. A good European session-style beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3160) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Nice dark brown brown with a distinct reddness with a touch of haziness. This isn't as carbonated as the Roggenbier and the Hell, but it's still lively and the head forms easily, but fades quickly. The flavor is a bit bready or cakey and the middle reminds me a little of wood. Lightly sweet, but sweet isn't the first impression. Even though the flavor doesn't really wow me, I keep reaching back for more. This is a good dunkel and that's all there is to it. The mouthfeel is lively with a good sting of carbonation on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
The Hallertau hops are barely noticeable. The ale is dark reddish in the glass and oddly, I may be able to taste the 5.5% alcohol. Very flavorful and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Dark amber color with a small bubbled tan head. Sweet malt aroma, thin mouthfeel. Ends a bit weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
This was a great tasty beer. Pours a light murky brown, with just a small foamy head. The aroma is sweet and nutty. The flavor is a great roasted, dark flavor, with syrupy dark chocolate flavors, walnuts, oak and honey roasted peanuts. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Aroma is chocolatey. Appearance is brown. Flavor is mostly sweet and slightly syrupy with a definite chocolate and caramel flavor. This is a very nice beer although it is a little sticky sweet. This is beer's answer to a Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2552) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2004
Medium sized light tan head, fair retention, minimal lace. Hazy brown color. Malty, nutty nose. Medium body. Grainy, bready malt flavors with a hint of dark roast malts. Finish is dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Speckeld hazel; unfiltered. Off white foam consists of large and small bubbles with moderate retention. Aroma of iron, leaf, concord grape, buttered toffee, fruit cake, soft milk chocolate notes, black currant, and pecan. Smooth palate. Light acidity up front is quickly balanced by light chocolate, dark bread, vinous notes, soft earthy hop, and assorted nuts. Lingering coffee, lightly burnt caramel, and light earthiness in the mellow finish. With a more assertive aroma and malt depth to better counter the acidity, this would be markedly improved. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2436) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pours with a one-fingered white head that fades quickly and leaves hardly any lace. Cloudy amber color. The nose is musty and metallic - unusual for any beer. Light - medium carbonation. Starts sweet but thin bodied, finishes smooth. $2.99 for a 500ml bottle.

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